Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cold And Raw

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

COLD AND RAW (J8x24) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 5

1- 8 1s+2s dance DoSiDo and turn partners RH
9-16 1M dances RSh round 2L to 2nd Man's place as 2M dances RSh round 1L ending in 1st Man's place, 1s+2s clap and circle 4H round to left
17-24 1L dances RSh round partner to 2nd lady's place as 2L dances RSh round partner to 1st Lady's place, 2s+1s clap and circle 4H round to left

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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Dance Information

Cold And Raw is the name of an old Scots ballad Cold And Raw - Song published by Playford in his English Dancing Master (1651) originally titled Stingo, or Oyle Of Barley. In 1690 the name was changed to Cold And Raw.

Cold and raw the North did blow, bleak in a morning early;
All the trees were hid with snow, cover'd with winter fearly:
As I came riding o'er the slough, I met with a Farmer's Daughter;
Rosie cheeks, and bonny brow, geud faith, made my mouth to water.

Cold And Raw Song - Information Video

Cold And Raw
Cold And Raw, From Glen Collection Of Printed Music, Merry Companion: Or, Universal Songster, Page 325



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